3rd London to Paris Bike Ride Raises over £40,000 for Children in Gaza
Our third annual London to Paris bike ride took place over the weekend of September 4th to 6th. This was our biggest, most successful and probably most fun so far. We had 44 cyclists who between them have raised a total of £38,744 £40,014 to date (with sponsorship still open).[custom_gallery gallery=”9″]
The core of the group for the third year running was work colleagues from EMC. However there was a large contingent of professional partners, customers, friends and other-halves joining in this year. This eclectic group took in a group of lady triathletes / cyclists from the US who were nearly as fit as they were puncture prone ; the maddest, baddest and funnest group of Italian cyclists; doctors whose specialities you hoped no one would have need for on the ride; and for the first time all three trustees of the charity. A heady mix of people treading delicately on the right side of disorder. Usually.
We set off from Southwark, in the forecourt of the LSE Bankside House (thank you to the LSE for allowing us to use this as a meeting point). As the first support car and drivers arrived before 8am, there was a gradual build-up of numbers and anticipation as more riders and support teams came in. The excitement was palpable as news spread that one of our number had secured over £1,000 to ride naked. He appeared fully clothed, and logistics instantly became more complex trying to ensure he would get through and out of London without police incident.
The day passed well, with no arrest or public protestation, save that from the team that cycled with (or most disturbingly, behind) our naked rider. An exceptional spread for lunch was served up at the end of an exceptionally steep rise at Turner’s Hill. The support team set the tone for the quality of lunches early, and didn’t disappoint through the whole 3 days. Most of the cyclists made it to Newhaven in plenty of time for the pre-booked pub dinner, while the touring group took it upon themselves to show our friends from across the Atlantic the delights of other British pubs in the last leg of the ride. From Newhaven, a ferry crossing to Dieppe was only marred by ugly scenes of adults grappling to see who could sleep in the children’s ball-pit, as this was undoubtedly the most comfortable part of the ferry to lay down in. I hasten to add that there were no children in the vicinity.
After an all-too brief sleep in Dieppe, we set off down a long cycle path through beautiful Normandy countryside heading for lunch in Gournay-en-Bray. Almost all the group made it there in time. The two stragglers who had no hope of making Gournay before dinner, let alone lunch, were found by the support team, who in a display typical of their empathy with the riders, delivered baguettes to order without the slightest hint of the condescension which the laggards deserved.
We ended the day in Chantilly in the Casa Nostra restaurant, with good food delivered by incredibly cheerful staff who were only too pleased to recommend and provide the local killer apple liqueur, Manzana Verde. And after the toasts of thanks to participants and supporters, Giancarlo through a translator movingly toasted the children of Gaza.
The final day, as always, was the easiest and most pleasant. One of the best parts of the ride is seeing Paris open up in front of you on day three along the canal, a route which you can only do on foot or bike. So we met for a group lunch, then the annual last day lunchtime group photo, before starting this final most satisfying ride into Paris. On arrival, we packed the cafe opposite Gare du Nord, with a smattering of other halves and friends joining for what turned out to be an eventful few days for those who stayed in Paris to make the most of 3 days of sweat!
This year, we managed to use some of the funds before we’d even got the event under way. 800 children from the harshest areas of Gaza were treated to a summer camp experience thanks to your actions and generosity. Thank you.
Thank you first and foremost to a great team of volunteers who organised the event, most notably Michelle, Anitza, Rachel and Mark, and a number of other great men and women too numerous to mention who supported them.
Then also to the remarkable support team, which provided nourishment for bodies and spirits, equipment, sympathy, foresight, encouragement, humour, and all manner of support for expected and unanticipated events. But couldn’t muster a Mojito out of thin air for riders en route to Chantilly – for which they are more than forgiven! Alan and Phil, Rachel and Rob, Mark and Anitza – you are all stars of the first order, and if I were to have more children, I’d name them after each one of you.
A special thank you to Alan’s Landrover. A tardis on wheels if ever there was one. And Alan had taken the time and effort to equip it with the most startling but ultimately useful collection of items, each causing a bigger gasp than the last as Alan would unfurl it from the cavern.
To our sponsors – you made this an awesome year where we’ve raised more than the last two years combined. We are above the £35,000 mark, so thank you hugely for your support to the riders and charity. This is what we did the ride for, and you will make a difference in a land where the children badly need the support.
To our riders – all 44 of you who made it. Clearly your doing it is the event. If you hadn’t been up for this, nothing else would have happened. And not only did you do a tremendous job of getting support and sponsorship, but you were also more fun to ride with than anyone could have expected. Thank you.[accordion][spoiler title=”Sponsorship Comments – mostly unsupportive”]Rob Brown: To enable the children of Gaza to realise their dreams (Mani and Rob) | *** | Saqib Barlas: Please donate to the children and people of Palestine. May Allah help them in their struggle against oppression and violence. | *** | Alison Constanti: Good luck with the hills!! Xx | *** | declan hughes: Good Luck | *** | Eleanor Fea: Very best of luck – I am so proud of you! | *** | Ian Pitt: Good luck you mad girl! | *** | Matthew Harris: Payable upon completion! | *** | Michael Ciba: Go mike go 🙂 | *** | Victoria Pyle: i will pay you 10x this if you skip the whole way! | *** | Barry Lynch: Hey JB, best of luck mate! Great effort and great cause. Barry | *** | David Castro-Gavino: Buena suerte!! | *** | kristine ng: good luck! | *** | Maurizio Cecconi: Un augurio per i bambini della Palestina! da Giovanni Marcolini e la liberta’ di informazione! | *** | fiona peters: GOOD LUCK,YOU CAN DO IT! | *** | Maurizio Cecconi: Un enorme in bocca al lupo al mio adorato maritino… sono troppo orgogliosa di te, anche per questa tua nuova avventura… ci vediamo al traguardo Piciul! | *** | Jon Casey: ride like the wind Dano….. | *** | Stewart Broder: Liz, best wishes and have a great ride. Sounds like it should be a blast again this year. Stewart | *** | Michelle Shafer: You go girl! | *** | Bridget Hanna: Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein | *** | Stephen Roberts: Good luck | *** | Shamita Sharmacharja: Go go pedal power! xx SP | *** | Ian Smith: Good luck! Hope weather holds up for you. | *** | Linda Pakuls: Hope those wheels keep on rolling… | *** | Lynn Rivers: Good Luck | *** | Gregg Robertson: Good luck guys | *** | Ebru Cucen: A little donation for your great courage! Best wishes… Ebru | *** | Jennifer Spankie: Good Luck and I hope the glue holds out | *** | Linda Pakuls: I am hoping you make it to the start!! | *** | John Egan: Good Luck!! John | *** | Dan Andrew: will the string and the fin hold out in the rain…..have fun | *** | Mary O’Brien: Happy to support this great cause – best of luck in your endeavours. | *** | Martin Wilson: Good Luck, remember they drive on the right. | *** | Peter Measwures: Good luck | *** | Hani Al-Qasem: God bless you all for your persistent efforts to bringing joy to the people of Gaza. | *** | John Egan: Mark, Good Luck…. John E | *** | Eszter Bakody: Dear Dr Rahman, this definitely deserves sponsoring. Best of luck! Eszter | *** | Josephine Jones: Tony – Best of luck! – Phene | *** | andrew fleming: Hiya Tony – you will give hope to all of us unfit, obese etc etc but essentially lazy gits! | *** | Michele Hebden: Good Luck – have fun! | *** | Keith Gaffney: Best of luck Paul, Fair play. | *** | Chris Ingle: Best of luck Paul | *** | NATALIE CHEESEWRIGHT: I’m sure you’ll keep them pedalling, good luck! | *** | James Wilkinson: Good luck, hope your not on a fixed wheel! Stig, Olive and family | *** | Michael Coker: Go Go Crew, best of British! | *** | Rod Hills: Well done fella – really brave move to do the whole thing in your mankini | *** | Brian Smith: Good luck Mike | *** | Brian Smith: Good luck Rob | *** | Anitza Savvides: Congratulations | *** | Samantha Roberts: Good on you Mr!! | *** | Michael Clarke: Good luck mate. Shout if you need a training partner | *** | David Murton: Wish I could come along! | *** | Deborah Dawson: Good luck with the cycle, hope the weather is kind to you all! | *** | Marianne Kolding: Good luck, Paul. Hope it all goes well. | *** | Neerav Morjaria: Good luck fella, excellent cause. | *** | Dennis Curry: Cycling from London to Paris?! don’t forget your inflatable armbands… Gud Luk, DC | *** | Winn Faria: Tony, May the foarse be with you ! | *** | L Ng: All the best… | *** | Lucy Leroy: Brilliant cause, Dr Rahman. Good luck with the long pedal – sounds fun but wouldn’t want to do it myself! | *** | Michael Krax: Keep cycling over to Nuernberg, it’s just 470 miles more | *** | Thomas O’Brien: I hear the garlic keeps away the vampires | *** | Sara Jones: When it gets tough (and it will) just be grateful you’re not a tractor! Best of Luck, Sara XX | *** | Clare Midgley: In memory of Gladys Ballard | *** | Misha Cox: Jason-cash | *** | I E Vail: Good Luck..one word..padding | *** | sally webster: good luck bruv! | *** | M Savvides: All the very best! | *** | tamsin morse: if you pushed your bike to Paris i would give you so much more! | *** | Vanessa Teal: Good Luck, rather you than me | *** | Kayla Chrysler: Good Luck! | *** | Brian McElligott: Make sure to take it very seriously and win! | *** | Rachel Preston: Better late than never – glad you made it! | *** | Peter Murphy: go on you good things! | *** | Jennifer Spankie: Good luck and I will start praying now for sun | *** | Grace Mollison: Big fat cycle seats are available for those tender parts! | *** | Merrick Chaffer: Don’t forget those lycras on the correct way round this time | *** | Mohammad Al-Zawati: Bon voyage Monsieur Ciba 🙂 | *** | Mohammad Al-Zawati: Bon voyage Rob 🙂 | *** | Julian Lawson: Good luck. Good cause! | *** | Maria Freiria: what a great cause! Good luck! | *** | TOBY de BELDER: Set Grigg up for Cavandish-like Sprint finish | *** | satvinder dobb: bonne chance!! | *** | Anitza Savvides: For me for being a little older……. | *** | graham french: Good luck & don’t forget the Haribo ! | *** | Andrew Shepherd: Looks like a great cause Paul. Will look forward to your exaggerated stories when you get back! Oh, and laughing at you not being able to sit down for a week 😉 | *** | Jacqueline Hawley: Good Luck Tony, hope you have plenty of padding! | *** | James Rowland-Jones: Go Ninja Go Ninja GO!!!! | *** | Linda Blessley: Ouch! Best of luck! | *** | David Russell: No more doughnuts for you!!! | *** | David Russell: Good luck…sharing a room with Webster!!! | *** | jamie antoniades: good luck from jamie & mark, anitzas favourite cousins! | *** | Chris Ballantyne: Don’t forget your helmet! | *** | Thanky George: Good Luck.. | *** | John Cung: Good luck Mark! | *** | Fes Aziz: G’luck | *** | Fes Aziz: No Plane, Trains or Automobiles allowed! | *** | fadwa amad: Love ya and good luck | *** | Pascal Arnould: Go Team Go. | *** | Valerie Coignard: Good luck, Paul. Rather you than me, though it will be a wondeful experience! | *** | Sam Hayter: You are mad!! Well done, great cause! All the best Sam, Casey, Morgan and Siena | *** | Roger Moran: A good warm up for your Iron Man challenge next year 😉 | *** | Martin Brown: who will win the Yellow jersey… you or Webbie | *** | Martin Brown: my money is on you to win this race…. | *** | Peter Steere: Good luck David! | *** | Valentin Danner: Good luck! Have a croissant on me when you get to Paris! | *** | Lizann de Wet: Good luck Lozza! you can do it!! | *** | Benjamin Turner: can you get me some wine on the way back? | *** | Ramin Emami: Good luck! | *** | Alexander Dix: Goood Luck Nick | *** | Mike Hiley: now i see the connection with lance armstrong!! | *** | Hugh Moran: We’ve always said charity begins at home | *** | James Jenkins: Best of luck! | *** | Martin Girling: Good luck Paul | *** | Dorota Chrisp: bon chance | *** | Louise Osborn: Dan, You are going to have such a ball!! Enjoy Louise | *** | tonia gentile: sounds like a great cause, good luck! | *** | Sarah Bearchell: Good luck Brendan. You’ll have ‘buns of steel’ by the end of it! | *** | P Turner: Good luck, I’m really impressed! Such a worthy cause. | *** | Nazmeen Shokat: Good luck everyone! | *** | Dan Searle: Best of luck! | *** | jane nind: Good luck Adam, that is quite some challenge for a great cause. | *** | Brian Martin: Hope goes well | *** | Pamela Loveday: never mind Ben,get your Father some decent wine | *** | hassan waseem: All the best guys, couldn’t be for a better cause! | *** | Annabel Gillard: You are crazy lady! Enjoy the cheese | *** | John G Brown: Good luck with your cycle ride – raise buckets of lolly!! | *** | James Kenny: No cheating! | *** | Peter Walsh: Good Luck | *** | jo taylor: R u mad?? Nice one bro! Xx | *** | David Anderson: Think yellow shirt, horse, Cuba abd you will get there!! | *** | Paul Branch: Ride like the wind little Sis…go, go go……xxx | *** | Julie Edwards: Good Luck Adam from Mark, Julie, Rachel & Daniel @ 107 | *** | Asraful Miah: good luck laddss!!!! | *** | Tony Scott: Good luck everyone! | *** | Gilly Collier: What a fantastic cause – good luck Kevin | *** | REMA SABRI: Good Luck Kevin! | *** | Joanne Grimley: Good luck Kevin – it’s a great cause to be fundraising for. | *** | Juliet Davis: Good luck! | *** | sarah King: Good Luck Kevin – well done! | *** | Sarah Bateman: Loads of luck, Kevin – great cause! | *** | FELICITY PETTIFER: Derriere mon ami | *** | Laura Lindon: Good Luck Kevin! | *** | James Peachey: Good luck Kevin! Who will play you when they turn this epic adventure into a film? | *** | Graham Craig: Good luck Kevin! Enjoy the carb loading! | *** | Dr. Can Veldet: Great initiative. Arrive safely. | *** | Mark Bishton: You’ll do anything for a sore arse….. | *** | nigel lewington: Bon chance mon ami | *** | JEAN Barrett: Bon Voyage! | *** | Rebecca Doherty: Good Luck Michelle!! | *** | Dana Raleigh: Good luck from Dana and Paul! | *** | Jagannath Kintali: You know, french w love cyclists in lycra 🙂 best of luck Mikey… | *** | Darren Payne: Best of luck mate ! | *** | Ammar Bashiti: Good luck mate…such a worthy cause! | *** | Debbie Robinson: Tour De France next year Mike! | *** | anne blyth: Trust hips and knees are asa1 !! Cheers Anne | *** | Helena Jayaram: Good Luck Kevin | *** | Tamer Shaaban: Good luck Iyas and well done in advance | *** | Charity Freebairn: Lycra on men should not be allowed | *** | kch clark: Good luck kirst | *** | Misha Cox: Thanks Jason | *** | Charles Rink: Good luck! | *** | Jane Arthurs: Try to avoid the motorway this time…. | *** | A Silberbauer: Go Jay! | *** | adam savill: Its a worthy cause – good luck! | *** | Stephen Coombs: Good Luck, I’ll save a 1664 for you when you get back! | *** | Paul Smith: Good Luck Russell!!! | *** | Stephen Coombs: We’re relying on you to win it for Infrastructure Consutling…. so no pressure!! | *** | John Parrett: and then next year Mont Ventoux? | *** | KAREN PARKER: What a brilliant idea! | *** | Edward Kenny: I guess you’ll be standing for a few days afterwards ……! | *** | james nye: I had thought that my last payment was on the condition you would return the pictures and destroy all the evidence. What a fool I’ve been . . . | *** | Kristi Hummel: Good Luck Liz! | *** | David Richardson: May all your punctures be little ones. | *** | Nicholas Cook: While I think you are mad I am also so impressed! | *** | Miranda Nicolaou: Good Luck Karen. Hope all goes well | *** | James Lake: Your a nutter! 🙂 | *** | Amanda Benstead: Good luck and enjoy! | *** | Vijay Bhagattjee: Best of Luck Paul 🙂 | *** | Christine O’Dell: Good luck!! | *** | Dagmar Dvorak: good luck!!!!!! | *** | Christopher Ridall: You’ll never walk the same again! | *** | Barry Cashman: WIll be interesting to see you new walking style the week after | *** | Sameer Kotadia: All the best KP! | *** | Liam Westley: Maybe me next year :-s | *** | Glenn Mylle: As they say in England … Bon Voyage | *** | Elizabeth Lowe: Good Luck! | *** | Michael O’Regan: Fair play and good luck Brendan | *** | Shawn Swart: Good luck poppet! I like the toight buttocks all this training is yielding…keep it up!! | *** | Mohammed Shakeel: A donation from Malith and I. Good luck! | *** | Seb Monk: Good luck Tobes! | *** | Ian Smith: You’re just going for the cheap French wine aren’t you?!! | *** | Matthew Longbottom: Fat bottom girls they’ll be riding today.. | *** | Paul Aspden: pain is temporary……………….. | *** | Laura McHugh: Good luck Tobs xx | *** | Elizabeth Galetti: Best of luck, Adam! | *** | Kathleen Stallwood: Don’t forget those padded shorts | *** | William Sims: Bloody good luck! Bill & Bobby | *** | Kevin Davis: Great cause!! Make sure you come first though. | *** | Peter Clunie: Hi Kirsty, Hope all goes well and would love to see you soon. Keep in touch. | *** | Alison Francksen: Good Luck Karen, yet another great challenge you are doing. Xx | *** | David Duane: Best of luck Brendan | *** | Steve Dunn: Good luck mate. I’ve heard the ride back is much worse! | *** | Alastair Forbes: Go for it Penny – a truly good cause – and think of the culinary delights at the end! | *** | Thomas Loia: Best of Luck! | *** | CL Hooper: Great stuff Penny, enjoy Paris when you get there! all the best, Lee | *** | Caroline Lecko: Good luck Penny. I hope you enjoy the ride. Caroline | *** | Iyas AlQasem: Can’t wait to sink my teeth into your meatballs. Thank you. | *** | MARTIN Cox: GO ME! | *** | Jane Fordham: Hats off to you Lorraine – good luck! J x | *** | rebecca steer: Good Luck! Love Becky, Stanley and the+1 | *** | Jill Harrison: day 2 sounds hard! | *** | Jeannine Godfrey: Good luck Martin (we will put some plasters in the fridge for your blisters!) – love Paul, Jeannine, Dean and Chris xxxxx | *** | Barry Cashman: Good luck ! | *** | misha cox: Thanks Nicola | *** | Sarah Redhead: Good luck Kirsty! | *** | CLIVE JAMESON: KP good luck, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it………when it’s over! | *** | graham rounce: a “just” is missing | *** | Joel Crouch: the bruising of your arse?! you sure you’re cycling to Paris. There are things I would do for charity but….. | *** | Andrew Bell: I’ll want pictures including beret and garlic ropes before you get a penny, Penny | *** | David Overton: I Don’t want to see large amounts of flesh as a result of making this donation | *** | CHristine Kiddier: Good luck Linda. Hope the cycle is the fastest yet! Chris | *** | Jeremy Wilde: Allez Linda! | *** | Noleen Le Blanc: Rather you than me Tarnya!!! X | *** | Mark Peters: Good luck pal, I’m sure you can make it again this year! | *** | David Coupe: Wear good padded shorts and lots of Vaseline | *** | Christine Russell: Navigationbal ineptness-possibly; unfitness-I doubt it; obesity-hardly!! Hope you get a lift back! | *** | M Balachandran: Good luck! Hope R treats you to a slap up meal at the end of it! | *** | Alison Green: Best of luck Penny, don’t forget the carbo loading! Enjoy the ride! | *** | Michele Laybourn: I hope you got get too saddle sore! Good Luck | *** | Anitza Savvides: Thanks Rach & Josie for helping with the Cake Sale! | *** | James Steven Cranny: Have fun & no crashes on day one this time! | *** | Andrina Murrell: Good luck Kirsty!! 🙂 | *** | Adam Khan: Go Mankini Boy!!!!! | *** | Dave Rowley: Don’t forget the Vaseline!!! | *** | David Taylor: Nice one – good luck! | *** | Peter Williams: Bonne chance ! | *** | Helen Maddison: Bon voyage! Good on ya x | *** | Paula Kelly-O’Neil: Good luck! From Tim, Matt and all the E Synergy guys. | *** | Aidan Conway: Very happy to sponsor the ‘bruising of your arse’…good luck with that… | *** | Carl Elliott: Enjoy the ride | *** | Mark King: Best of luck Tanya – invest in one of those cool saddles which moulds to the shape of your butt! | *** | Frances Bailey: Well done both of you | *** | Sajni Nandha: Best of luck! | *** | Vinodh Kumar: Penny – Good luck! | *** | Lucy Chaudhuri: Best of luck Paul! | *** | D Jonathan Foster: Braver than me… | *** | Misha Cox: Thanks Jane, you are a darlin’ | *** | misha cox: thanks bb | *** | misha cox: thanks Dinah | *** | gina ward: go girl love gina | *** | misha cox: thanks Belle the bold an beautiful | *** | RUTH COX-ADAMS: GO HUBBY! | *** | David Beamish: gluck | *** | Elsp eth Evans: Bonne chance, Penny | *** | Lisa Garner: I admire you strength & discipline! | *** | Helena Chappell: rather you than me! | *** | Harriet Cottam: Good Luck Paul, You will do great. | *** | Craig Burleigh: Go away | *** | Neva Law: Good for you, Crew. Neve xxx | *** | Keith Henry: How about a game of tennis aftwerwards! | *** | Mark Buckley: Good luck Paul | *** | Amanda Richards: Rather you than me! Good Luck! | *** | Mark Onan: I’m guessing you’ll win, just in case this is an each way bet | *** | K C Clark: Swing it sistah | *** | Stuart Nyemecz: Good luck…sure there will be a well earned parisian beer waiting for you! | *** | susan highmore: Good luck – hope it stays fine and cool | *** | Frances Milnes: Good Luck Kevin! Great cause worth the aches and pains – enjoy that first pint in Paris! | *** | Keith Tonkin: Sacrebleu! | *** | iain taylor: good luck | *** | Sheila Fletcher: Good Luck! | *** | Rebecca Morrison: Kevin, what a great thing to be doing – you’ll deserve a huge steak frites when you get there. Becky x | *** | Nick Sundby: Nice one | *** | Lise Thomalla: good luck kevin! what a lovely charity too. | *** | Claire Jenkins: Insane madness! | *** | mudasir arif: This time watch out for potholes!! | *** | Kyra Jones: Rather you than me – good luck! | *** | Rajh Das: Good luck Nick! | *** | c r b hill: Go Uncle Russie, Love Sebastian and Jasper xx | *** | Andrew de Wet Steyn: And I though that an hour of spinning was tough! Good luck x | *** | simon smith: Kevin,good luck, Simon Smith | *** | Richard Prankerd: Good luck Linda, wish I could be joining you | *** | Barton Hammond: Wish I was going to be there … Kick Iyas a$$ for me 🙂 | *** | Barton Hammond: Sorry I cannot join, but I am on a mission for compromising pictures of Iyas. Please oblige 🙂 | *** | Linda Pakuls: Egham Banana Bread Day 1 | *** | Adam koffler : Ride safely ! Hels/Jodie & Jeanne | *** | pamela ciba: good luck son hope you enjoy it !! take care xx | *** | Kimberly Green: Good Luck Adam, Hope Helen has a rubber ring for you when you get back! Best Wishes Kim and Jit Patel. | *** | Nicola Cobbald: Best of luck Kevin…what a good cause | *** | Ceyda Djemal: Go, go, go Marshalsea! Xx | *** | DAVID DAGOSTINO: Good Luck. I hear there a lot of nice soft cushion shops in Paris… | *** | Lina Woehrling: Wooo nice one! it’ll be great despite the pain 😉 | *** | TANYA VAN ZYST: Go Michelle! X | *** | Julia Finch: Good luck Kevin – and the rest of the team joining Bibby-on-a-bike. | *** | Sally Nixon: Good Luck Mark ! | *** | Simone Barry: You ride 200 miles before breakfast! What’s the challenge? | *** | Kitti Kovacs: Hopefully every little helps… 🙂 Good luck! | *** | Jemma Gillman: Bon Chance! | *** | Nathalie Lloyd: Go Melvin !!! Get those thighs going so you can pig out in Paris | *** | Amanda Way: Just keep thinking of all the cheese and red wine waiting for you at the finish line!! Good luck. Mandy & David | *** | James Crettol: Ride Hard, Ride Safe. Jim | *** | Mark Tennant: not he makini…please!! | *** | Christine Torkington: Go for it girl! | *** | Joe Hancock: Good luck Anitza – I’m sure you’ll be fine!! | *** | Maria Papamichael: Good luck Toby, don’t forget the extra padding! | *** | Linda Pakuls: Personal commitment! | *** | Joe Pollock: Good luck Linda! | *** | Ramesh Fernando: Fantastic! However, as Chairman of the Fat Boy’s Pudding Club, I’m suspending your membership 4 contravening Art 1 of our manifesto, “No exercise, except 4 running after an ice-cream van”. You’ll be feeling like penitentiary bride at the end! | *** | Bethan Thomas: Loving your work for charady Phil! X | *** | Lucy Tomalin: See you in Paris baby! | *** | Isa Korn: Good luck, Paul! | *** | Jessica Carter: Good luck with all the organising | *** | John French: GO YOU HOPE BET YOU CANT DO IT ON A SK8BOARD. | *** | Andrew Poulter: This is crazy, but I like that kind of crazy!!!! Good luck and enjoy it 🙂 | *** | Andrew Rollinson: Good luck and take a cushion… | *** | Robert Henry: I expect full telemetry data via SQLRace! | *** | Nicholas Spain: good luck Simon and all on the ride | *** | Jani Joeli: Go Liam! | *** | richard bradbury: fancy the Marmotte next year? | *** | Brian Roche: here is some money I saved by giving up smokes. hope the cycle doesn’t hurt too much | *** | philip molloy: 202 miles… should take you 2 days not 3 mate!! | *** | Liam Dooley: rory cash | *** | Liam Dooley: iain moore cash | *** | Jonathan Beavis: Good luck Brendan | *** | David Harrand: Trusting you make a speedy recovery | *** | Shirley Phillips: hope for decent weather and no wind | *** | Graham Stevenson: Yes, youare mad…..but best of luck any way | *** | Edward Kenny: May the road rise before you ….or maybe not ! | *** | ILZE MASON: Hi Tarnya, Good luck with this ride. I admire your energy and commitment! Love, Ilze | *** |claire sythes: Good luck & well done, Paul | *** | Catherine Doyle: The very best of luck !! | *** | Sophie Wild: Wish I could do better… you are a good lad | *** | Mark Finn: Good cause…may the wind always be on your back | *** | Jomir Ali: Hope you raise lots of money and enjoy the challenge. | *** | Liam Dooley: craig cash | *** | lyndsay robinson: Good Luck David! love Lyndsay & James | *** | Jonathan Dennis: What people don’t realise is that he’s semi-professional having ridden London-Brighton in 1993. Bon voyage mon ami! | *** | Ramnish Kalsi: Good luck Liam | *** | Robert Elias: Good luck! | *** | JinYong Kang: Hope you enjoy the ride! | *** | Jin-Yong Kang: Hope you enjoy the ride! | *** | Stephen Brett: Bon chance | *** | Matthew Hall: Good luck mate | *** | martin wiseman: go girl go | *** | Lesley Nicholls: Best wishes and do not forget the surface anaesthic spray. | *** | Nicholas Rutherford: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No its a Red Bull Powered Mike on a Bike(tm) | *** | Pascal Arnould: Bonne Chance. | *** | Marco Piani: Way to go! (in molti sensi 🙂 ) | *** | angela stuart: Love from Kevin & Angie Hope all goes well – just be thankful you havent got Stan on the back! | *** | Barbara Philips: from my mother | *** | Bridget Puddepha: Good luck Penny. Don’t forget to look for your shoe while you’re in Paris! | *** | Jennifer Kitchen: Best of luck | *** | Enrico Cautero: Sei un grande Mau; spero che il tuo “sacrificio” serva a dare un po di serenità laggiù. In bocca al lupo | *** | Kevin Frost: Hi cuz, good luck with the ride and don’t forget plenty of grease!! | *** | Marta Scarparo: Grande Maury…hai già vinto! | *** | Claire Dunn: All the best little brov! | *** | David Estall: Good luck sir! | *** | Allison Mackender: Best of luck Bruv. Xxxxxx | *** | Melvyn Underdown: Good luck Rob, we know you can do it. Luv Mum and Mel | *** | lisa white: good luck x x x | *** | Margaret Tholstrup: Good luck! | *** | Susan Willis: Bum balm from Ma and me | *** | Andrew Lovell: go go go Lance Newman, the yellow jersey has your name all over it. break a leg xxxx the lovellys | *** | Paul Carter: Phil – look forward to the photos in the Champs D’Elysees! Hope you have plenty of gusset padding!!! go lance go! so you won’t be in a fit state to knock my son out on the 7th!!!! | *** | Emily Keeler: Go Phil – what a fantastic cause! Enjoy that beer at the end, love Roo, Em, Anna and Rory xxx | *** | Jacquelyn Harvey: Bon voyage! | *** | Malcolm Lewin: On behalf of those with no voice .. Well done you stars!! | *** | Scott Gemmell: Good luck Crewser | *** | Gopa Sharmacharja: keep up the good work! G + N xx | *** | Barry Jones: Look after your bottom!! good luck | *** | john philips: drive on the right and watch out for bikes with lot of onions | *** | Amanda Ismail: It’s great what you are doing! Best of luck! | *** | jeremy darroch: good luck – i hear they drive on the other side of the road! | *** | Verity Payne: Good luck Phil! | *** | Paul Atkins: Good luck! | *** | Phillip Ritchie: Anyone crazy enough to cycle that far, deserves some support – Good Luck. | *** | Shaun du Bernard: Chicken feed for a man of your ‘kaliber’ – go boy!!! | *** | emma davies: wow – a sports star and a cake baker – good going | *** | Julia Holt: Bonne chance!! Use Lance as your inspiration… | *** | Kathleen Lyons: Keep lots of ice on hand, sounds like you’ll need it! | *** | David Wright: I realise it won’t be the same without me but I will be there in spirit, and meet you for beers in Paris on Sunday Night!!! | *** | John Hill: Your new bell and stabilizers should maket it easy – We shall be thinking of on our sun beds by the pool. Mum, Dad and Nelson | *** | Simon Mackenzie: Don’t load the bike with wine | *** | Alejandro Moglia: Good luck! | *** | Andrew Morris: Blimey…how did someone as fit as you get through the lovemoney recruitment process? Good luck! | *** | Laurie Maclachlan: Best of luck! | *** | Wendy Nash: Extra padding on the saddle would be a good idea! | *** | Alexandra Adams: Good luck! Hope that you’ve got a comfy seat! | *** | Clodagh Loughrey: All the best, Penny. Don’t forget to enjoy it!! | *** | Alison Murrin: Good luck. Ali xx | *** | sarah archer: Daddy – can I come with you? Love Hamish x x | *** | Russell Hopcraft: Bon voyage mon ami! | *** | Thomas A Lojko: Great cause – best of luck! | *** | Gary Garnett: Good luck from Barry Barnett! | *** | Trevor LaFleche: Don’t let the chaffing get you down.. | *** | Sandra Hooper: Good luck Brandan Love Sandra | *** | Claire Read: Rather you than me! Good Luck! | *** | Edward Berks: Can recommend arnica for your sore bottom | *** | jane foley: Very best of luck, Tony | *** | Erik Holzinger: Nice idea – hope all goes well | *** | Robert Morley: Good luck guys 🙂 | *** | Phil Marshalsea: lovemoney cake sales thaks! | *** | CHRISTOPHER DENT: GOOD LUCK HOPE WEATHER IS KIND TO YOU | *** | Elissa Simpson: good luck | *** | Michael Clarke: Good luck | *** | Clare Midgley: Good Luck Team | *** | Stuart Preston: Good luck with the ride and hope you all get there in one piece. | *** | Mike Kiersey: All the best, have a great time | *** | Deborah Dawson: Barbara, hope the weather is kind and the saddle soft! Good Luck Deborah | *** | Christopher Groves: its just like tooting to barnes x135 | *** | Carolin Dhaens: Go Rob Go!! | *** | John Martin: What is French for “my bum hurts”? | *** | Paul Mercer: Good Luck mate know u can do it | *** | Nadia Malik: Yo yo yo yo yo! I’m routing for you all the way Jay. Good luck and God bless | *** | Stephen McColgan: Good luck patches | *** | Robert Stubbs: Put in on the horses at Chantilly | *** | Tom Hopkins: Best of luck guys. A great effort for a great cause. | *** | sally barker: Good luck Barbara love Sally and Bill | *** | Spencer Tillett: Good luck guys! | *** | Michelle Flynn: A big thanks for making your meat balls, this is the money they raised. | *** | Lesley Colvin: Good luck!! See you at Stobo | *** | Julie Simpson: Best of luck, you mad fool! | *** | Barbara Seymour: All the best David and hope it stays dry! | *** | Andrew McMillan: Good Luck | *** | Juliana Martin: Good luck Toby! | *** | Nicola Fordham: Good luck Tobes! | *** | John Beadle: Good luck! | *** | Anthony McLaren: Don’t borrow Lee’s vaseline! | *** | kristin thompson: Payson Donation | *** | SL Monro Monro: Good luck Matt | *** | Benjamin Alford: Hope the weather is good…. | *** | TIM WELBOURN: Go Jay, Go! | *** | Hannah Scurfield: Good luck Phil! Looking forward to the photos of you in Lycra… | *** | Sandra Ball: A great cause – you have all my sympathies re the sore backside! Best of luck. | *** | Russell Poole: If it’s all the same I’d rather not think about your bottom | *** | Stephen Jones: Well done and good luck | *** | Tomek Wojcik: cycle hard for me Jay | *** | Andrew Coppin: Enjoy !! Such a worthy cause. | *** | Joanna O’Driscoll: Good luck – we shall be thinking of you! Love Marc, Jo, Ella and Hope | *** | Celia Partridge: bonne chance mon amie | *** | Jacqueline Munro: Good luck Dadda! Love Nunu | *** | Nigel Sillis: Best of Luck | *** | Massimo Tribos: viod di no riva ultimo | *** | Paul Taylor: Well done for going the distance! | *** | Richard Dwyer: Good luck!! | *** | Clive England: Good luck my best Ginger Friend! | *** | David Rees: Good Luck – Dave, Nikki and Jack | *** | kathryn james: remember…if you can’t do it fairly…cheat! Let the train take the strain! | *** | Nicola Cecconi: Go Maurizio!!! From Cecconi Family in Gonars | *** | John Juerss: Bring us back a baguette! | *** | Lewellyn Powell: Just think, there are croissants at the other end waiting for you… | *** | Misha Cox: thanks ladies in the endoscopy office | *** | Helena Smith: Good luck and have a great time! | *** | mette clifton: Best of luck.Do you need haemorrhoid cream? Mette | *** | Clare Hatfield: Hope you’ve got some hard core choons to help you through Jay! Best of luck | *** | Laura Scott: Good luck! | *** | Ruth Moring: Better late than never. Will be thinking of you! good Luck! | *** | warren byrne: Good luck Tony…..should have stayed in Brittany and gone from there really! | *** | Laurie Maclachlan: on the basis that if I don’t sponsor my boss, that could be career limiting, here is some money 🙂 Good luck!! | *** | Mark Tremlett: Good Luck!…bring back some wine/cheese/foie gras! | *** | Lauren Smith: The lengths people will go to – to avoid a day’s work – Best of Luck and hope to see you sitting on Monday | *** | Philip Cook: At least you won’t get sunstroke! Good Luck | *** | Anita Gibbons: Have fun; hope you found the padded shorts | *** | Mark Peyton: I dont even like the Corrs!? | *** | Lee Irvine: Good luck Linda… it isnt that far really 😉 | *** | Emma Sinden: You’ve inspired me to get back on my bike! Best of luck | *** | Peter Kirby: Let’s just call this down payment for a lower quota next year! And note I outbid Laurie….. | *** | Jeff Regnard: Enjoy the ride! | *** | Shuk Yee Yip: You go girl! Good luck!!! | *** | Linda Thomas: Go’wan ya little ride! | *** | Bettina Bernhard: enjoy the ride… there will be plenty of good food & wine waiting on the other side | *** | Alison Mount: Happy pedaling Phil, you’ll have earned your 1664! love AGAN | *** | misha cox: cheers brian | *** | Nicola Rahman: Cant wait to see you in your lycras??!! Love You x | *** | Nicholas Goodwin: All the best Matt, hope you reach the £3k target! | *** | R Perrior: Good luck from No.2 BHF! | *** | David Seymour: Hurry it up fatboy ! | *** | Simona Foglia: Good luck Tobinator! | *** | Neale Napier: Drink plenty of beer, it is excellent fuel !!! | *** | Sebastien Lambla: I want the money back if you don’t finish it! | *** | Dean Collins: Good luck, hope you don’t get saddle sore | *** | Rachel Laycock: Good luck, Toby 🙂 | *** | Liam Dooley: mehrab cash | *** | Ann Harrison: We’ll keep everything crossed for you – don’t you do the same! Good luck & enjoy it. Ann, Nick, | *** | my & Ieuan | *** | Mamoun Abu-Habsa: Good luck Tony! | *** | Hema Radhakrishna: Good luck, Mark! | *** | Hema Radhakrishna: even though you’re not cycling 🙂 | *** | Daniel De Campos: Goddamit but your ass is gonna hurt afterwards!!!! Good luck man | *** | Robin Minto: Good luck! Hope it goes well. | *** | david white: too LOUD, too NOISY and too HAIRY to be on a bicycle in a public place | *** | Arthur Perkins: The ride back is the worst part! Good luck Tony | *** | Nicola Fasano: Bella impresa bravi! Agne e Nik | *** | James Thomson: “Or a tenner for extra offensive such as calling me Northern” I wouldn’t never do the honour of referring to you as one of my brethren! | *** | Dean Forrester: Expect to see pictures of you ‘doing a Cavendish’ over the finish line…. | *** | andrea gili marco: Good luck Kevin! I am sure it will be fun… | *** | ROB FUNGE: Hope your training in the pub comes in handy! Gemx | *** | Linda Pakuls: Egham Banana Bread Day 2 | *** | A Taylor: Best of luck, Barbara, from Andrew & Nicki | *** | AUDREY ADAMS: HOWAY THE LADS! | *** | melinda o’driscoll: this is the sum of the cash contributions from Ruth & Michael, Jane & Guy, and Carl ( what he said about your backside is unprintable!). Good luck Phil – just think, 20 yrs ago we were on our honeymoon!! | *** | MICHAEL TAYLOR: GO BRO | *** | misha cox: thanks bcc | *** | PAMELA IVY COX: GO SON! | *** | Dario Foschia: In bocca al lupo da Arianna e Dario!!! | *** | Ray Hebberd: Starter Fund | *** | Alberto Cecconi e Elena Plan Beriso Cecconi: comunque la dedica… che per quanto tu corra veloce verso un traguardo noi stiamo al tuo fianco.. | *** | Gerald Cacciotti: Kevin – Good Luck, Jerry | *** | Semon Gebreyesus: This is a great cause and I hope it makes a difference. You’re a mensch | *** | Philip Gristwood: Good luck Linda | *** | Christopher Roe: Hope you take the sunshine with you and keep the wind behind! | *** | Fiachra O’Brien: Good Luck | *** | Bronwyn Anderson: Good luck Toby! just don’t break a leg!!! | *** | Pasquale Marioni: Good luck Iyas | *** | Yin Miao: Good luck | *** | E J Webb: On ya bike!!! …. good luck kc x | *** | Angela Ashworth: have fun !!!!! | *** | MANISH CHAUHAN: Go for it, Big Man! | *** | Carol Bryant: Good luck! Go girl go! | *** | Fil Manuguid: Great cause and hope you enjoy the ride as well! | *** | Maria Jones: This is a great cause – – Good luck! | *** | Selma Nawaz: A very worthy cause – Good luck! | *** | Jennifer Taylor: Feel the burn! | *** | Linda Reid: Best of luck, & have fun along the way! | *** | S Briant: Hoping the children enjoy the spoils of your labour | *** | James Crawford: Enjoy, stay alert, stretch after each days riding. | *** | Justin Campbell: Great Charity, well done ! | *** | Joseph Cosgrove: Hope Dr Newman survives to teach on the CCrISP course | *** | Davinder Garewal: Go Maurizio | *** | richard poole: I saw the photo and there were pants, but I think I prefer it that way. | *** | barbara golden: stay cool, ICGN is with you .. | *** | Alastair Doyle: Well on yer bike 🙂 . Hope the clip in high heeled shoes work well. | *** | Robert Jenkins: bon voyage | *** | William Kouda: Best of luck to all partcipants and don’t forget to have fun in the process! | *** | Thomas A Lojko: Great cause – best of luck! | *** | Anya Robinson: Bon chance, Lynn! | *** | Peter King: Good luck we’ll be thinking of you this weekend | *** | Max Cartwright: 16 stone? What happened? Good luck with losing some of it….you fat | *** |*!! | *** | Martin Jervis: Just looked at the map. All downhill. Easy 🙂 | *** | judith sims: goodluck from mother in law | *** | Nicola Pulford: Lots of luck Tarnya from Andy & Nicky | *** | Sophia Supple: Sudocreme! And lots of it. | *** | Anne McCrae: best of luck Barbara you’re so brave. Power to the legs! | *** | Annette Cooper: Linda – I’m so impressed, best of luck – Annette x | *** | victoria hendry: well done martin | *** | Terence O’Brien: Good luck – let us know how it goes | *** | Ellen Hoiriis: Go Liz, Go! | *** | Henry O’Driscoll: Well done Phil! Love Hel & Hod | *** | Lisa Stewart: Good on ya Kirst! | *** | Alan White: Well done! | *** | Geoff Peters: Well done mate. | *** | Paul McMillan: Best Wishes.. Or If already completed Well done! | *** | Michael Altendorf: follow in Matt’s foot steps next year? | *** | Michael Altendorf: tea towel on Turner’s Hill outside my local just awesome! | *** | Ailsa Weatherall: Well done Russ! Very impressed, but surely it would be easier to hop on the Eurostar….. | *** | S A WAJED: Well done Todge – hope the haemhorroids are bearing up | *** | Melissa Clark: Impressive stuff! | *** | Melanie Rose: Go for it Paul – such a good cause, so proud of you! | *** | Nicola Doyle: I hope it went well, Nik & Marcus | *** | Gregor MR G FINDLAY: Remember the bananas! | *** | Andy Tisman: Well done! | *** | John Cheney: Good luck! | *** | James McGarrick: Hope your arse is recovering well | *** | Claudine Flynn: Good Luck! | *** | C P NOEL: Just seen the photo! Toby Henderson – King of the Mou – er, Gentle Slopes…Lance Armstrong, eat my dust! | *** | Jon Hook: Nice one Lorraine! | *** | Claire Aniteye: Do it for all the ymmu mummirs out there! Claire | *** | Veronique Pullen: Well Bleedin’ done! Xx | *** | John MacCarthy: Good luck Kevin, you’re a brave man! John | *** | Julian Sanders: Good on ya Loz | *** | Mark Rigby: Well done Bren | *** | Lara wijayasiri: good luck and have a safe journey 🙂 | *** | David Bradshaw: I reserve the right to ask for it back if the chafe cream doesn’t work! | *** | Barbara Philips: From James who came to meet is at cafe du Nord | *** | Andrew Semper: Well done guys. We are proud of you. | *** | Vanessa Bradnam: Well done easy rider! | *** | sophie dexter: go for it ! | *** | Lee Dormon: No excuse for coming out for a ride now | *** | Rebecca Davey: Well done on completing your adventure | *** | Josephine Williams: Thanks to everyone who came to the quiz night! | *** | Richard Thwaite: Well done from an ex Conchango person (for Matt Bagwell) | *** | Peter Couldery: Bravo pour ton effort impressionant! | *** | Michael Lewis: Well done bossman. | *** | Ayodele Edric Davies: Well done! | *** | David Rose: Well done Brendan!! | *** | Philip de Marcillac: Well done | *** | Barbara Philips: Donations from Baski Thiliganathan and Rehana Iqbal | *** | David O’Driscoll: Well done! Food poisoning eh?!?! | *** | Sarah Shotliff: Good luck! | *** | Susan O’Beirne: The very best of luck!!!! | *** | Chris Cooper: Well done. | *** | Tony Rahman: Clearly balls of steel- Well Done. Rachel Newell | *** | Tony Rahman: Well Done-You are walking worryingly normally!. The St. Anthony’s Crew – Clarita, Pam, Rene, Lesley, Jill & Karen | *** | Jane Hughes: Well done Phil! | *** | Michael Ciba: Money from friends and family | *** | Spencer Marlow: Allez EMC Consulting !! | *** | Linda Jackson: Fabulous effort and a very worthwhile cause. Well done! | *** | Kate Walker: Well done Jay!!! | *** | Lyall McMillan: Good on ya Paul! From Lyall and Pip | *** | Andrew Britcliffe: Pick me up a cornetto from the shop David! | *** | CAROLYN WARD: well done chamoix boy! Xxcass | *** | m webster: Rogue tenner – Julie. | *** | S Fitzjohn: Go Lance! | *** | Sarita Walker: Well Done. | *** | Donovan Lines: Well done Sir | *** | Simon Wood: Sorry its a bit late, but well done! | *** | Robert Hagger: Well done | *** | John Herring: Hope you are nw 2 stone lighter! | *** | andrew hodges: Better Late Than Never! | *** | Manibur Rahman: Well Done – Sarah Clark | *** | Omar Ehsan: only when it is dark enough do you see the stars | *** | tarnya mason: go bandit | *** |[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”Tweets during the ride – mostly inappropriate”] [quote cite=”Tweets for London to Paris 2009″]baldarab: 48 hours til london to paris bike ride for gaza. stomach doing somersaults. at its weight, that’s not pleasant http://bit.ly/bFygx #lon2par | *** |Pheedbak: following a storming day charity fund raising wise i find the office cakeless. Still a few more quid to collect i think 🙂 #lon2par | *** |baldarab: £21,028 for children in Gaza through London to Paris ride. Thanks to all sponsors so far – still open for more! http://bit.ly/S8L2S #lon2par | *** |hopeandplay: £21,028 for children in Gaza through London to Paris ride. Thanks to all sponsors so far – still open for more! http://bit.ly/S8L2S #lon2par | *** |Pheedbak: oh joy we get to cycle quiet literally with @mattbagwell s naked arse tomorrow #lon2par | *** |Pheedbak: #lon2par bareing all for charity mate .. not arf 🙂 | *** |robgrigg: #Lon2Par hope this is the right tag. At Ebbsfleet station waiting for a train into London. Damn tired. | *** |robgrigg: At Ebbsfleet station waiting for a train into London. Damn tired #lon2par | *** |ZiaZ: good luck to all those starting out on the LDN to Paris ride today. Bon Voyage. #lon2par | *** |robgrigg: The ‘high speed’ service from Ebbsfleet is 13 minutes late. We don’t do public transport do we. #lon2par | *** |Pheedbak: Just having some brekkie before heading to southwark bridge to the start line #lon2par | *** |baldarab: doesn’t augur well for london to paris cycle today. out of breath running DOWN the stairs at train station. #lon2par http://bit.ly/31ElM| *** |Pheedbak: Almost ready for the off after locating my bag 🙂 #lon2par | *** |Pheedbak: Stopping to get @mattbagwell a pen for comedy back sign #lon2par | *** |Rach_Preston: #lon2par just setting off after the cyclist, including a naked Matt Bagwell! Is that worth £1000?? Must be more | *** |baldarab: Our naked rider’s gleaming arse has left london for paris on a bicycle. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |baldarab: First repair stop less than 2 miles in to bike ride for our american sisters. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |Pheedbak: Stopped outside te nutob centre for a bitta water team doing good 🙂 #lon2par | *** |baldarab: Off piste again. South london boys showing the way. Ladies pee stop in hackbridge 🙂 #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |Pheedbak: Made the white hart on the first hill 🙂 @rayhebberd is current king of hill! #lon2par | *** |robgrigg: 17 miles down and Linda has a small graze. At the White hart. #lon2par | *** |Rach_Preston: On the eurotunnel with the #lon2par luggage and the iPod going strong. Hope the riders are coping! | *** |Pheedbak: 2nd up turners hill with dr phil in the lead. New king of mountains! #lon2par | *** |robgrigg: Top of Turners Hill. Half way point to Newhaven and I am ******. #lon2par | *** |MichelleFlynn: Lunch stop at the top of turners hill, only another 30 miles to go until fish and chips #lon2par | *** |rayhebberd: Lovely picnic on turners hill, support team rocks. #lon2par | *** |JustJem84: well done ladies and gents. halfway to a nice cold beer and a fish ‘n’ chip dinner #lon2par | *** |Pheedbak: Big love to the lunch support crew #lon2par | *** |MichelleFlynn: http://twitpic.com/gf7s9 proof photo of naked @mattbagwell on #lon2par bike ride donations please! | *** |serialseb: @MichelleFlynn is he actually doing the whole trip naked? Oh dear! #lon2par | *** |OliverOgg: @serialseb @MichelleFlynn There’s going to be a lot of chaffing…. 😮 #lon2par | *** |rayhebberd: Betty has new peddles & a horn!!! #lon2par | *** |Pheedbak: Just outside lewes #lon2par | *** |Pheedbak: Newhaven. Done. #lon2par | *** |MarkTPeters: Lots of arrivals in Newhaven! Now for the ferry to Dieppe…. #lon2par | *** |robgrigg: Made it to newhaven. Going to drink beer. #lon2par | *** |MichelleFlynn: Made it to newhaven in record time, wrist very swollen but worth it. Right pub anyone? #lon2par | *** |Pheedbak: @MichelleFlynn let goooooooo 10.30 till we sail so can be nicely wankered! #lon2par | *** |Pheedbak: First beer of what I assume will be a strict calorie diet on #lon2par | *** | =”_blank”>robgrigg: #lon2par http://twitpic.com/gfx2u | *** |baldarab: So as we’re last by far, having an ‘energy’ drink in a pub in Lewes 🙂 #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |Pheedbak: Some lovely emc shop talk going on #lon2par shame I don’t work there now! | *** |rayhebberd: Made it to Newhaven on the new pedals, time for a refreshing pint. #lon2par | *** |robgrigg: Nearly finished pint 2. #lon2par | *** |MichelleFlynn: http://twitpic.com/ggeg1 waiting for dinner at end of day 1 of #lon2par | *** |Rach_Preston: Dinner (and drinks) in Dieppe #lon2par http://yfrog.com/e9fgpj | *** |Pheedbak: There’s a rumour going round that there’s a all night bar on the boat. Sorry @thebeamish #lon2par | *** |baldarab: Liz -’my box is gone. And it was fully loaded.’ #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |baldarab: Broken bikes fixed free en route by the fantastic men at www.apexcycles.com. Thank you. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |robgrigg: 4 beers and several plates of fish and chips later…we are waiting for the ferry. #lon2par | *** |baldarab: Linda – ‘i unclip on one side and fall over on the other’ #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |rayhebberd: Battle in balls play area on the ferry was great, time for another beer. #lon2par | *** |Ph eedbak: Ball pit found and utilised as bar/sleep/play area #lon2par | *** |baldarab: Just landed in dieppe. 3 hours sleep then off for 100 miles grumpy. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |spencerstweets: Saddle sore? Try cycling from London to Paris naked. Sponsor this man + help out some kids living in a war zone #lon2par http://bit.ly/brQhz| *** |MichelleFlynn: day 2 and only 100 miles before dinner #Lon2Par | *** |baldarab: 3rd puncture on same bike and we’re only an hour in #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |baldarab: Rain. Pain. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |baldarab: 4th puncture and rain. we’d better be raising a lot of money for gaza. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |rayhebberd: coffee and cake on the way to Gourney, seat feels extra hard today. #lon2par | *** |rayhebberd: Lunch in Gournay was magic 🙂 #lon2par | *** |MichelleFlynn: just had lunch after a 50 mile bike ride. just another 50 to go. #Lon2Par | *** |baldarab: For the full french experience stopping for a big mac at gournay. Paola my love, don’t tell the kids 😉 #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |baldarab: I think i can confidently say we will not make dinner for 2nd evening of london to paris for gaza.#lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |baldarab: At ‘coin linda fait la reconnaissance de un gendarme’. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |MichelleFlynn: just finished day 2 and another 100 miles done. finally learnt to cycle down hills without the breaks on #Lon2Par | *** |< span style=”color: blue”>rayhebberd: in Chantilly! 115miles done today! Beer tastes amazing 😀 #lon2par | *** |Rach_Preston: Everyone made it in time for dinner. First round of drinks incoming #lon2par | *** |robgrigg: http://twitpic.com/gm1lt #lon2par | *** |spencerstweets: Well done to the #lon2par team for completing day 2. I’m sure those beers are tasting great. Http://bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |baldarab: Is overawed and privileged to do this ride for gaza’s children with these fun and generous people. Thank you. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |MichelleFlynn: up and ready for day three and a lovely bike ride into paris. there will be some sore heads this morning. #Lon2Par | *** |rayhebberd: Geared up for the last push into Paris! #lon2par | *** |theteeth: Well if you can’t beat them… Join them…. in Paris via eurostar, first class #lon2par | *** |baldarab: Tony gets naked on the d7 to moussy. there’s been too much of that on this ride. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |MichelleFlynn: lunch by the canal on day 3. not much further to paris #Lon2Par | *** |Rach_Preston: Just seeing the cyclists off on the last leg. Next stop Paris! #lon2par | *** |baldarab: Beautiful sunny day to hit the canal down to paris. AND we’ve now raised 30159 for children in gaza! Thank you. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |baldarab: First post lunch bar stop. Tony having longest toilet stop known to man. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |rayhebberd: Has arrived in Paris!! Yeah! #lon2par MichelleFlynn: hello paris! make mine a large wine please #Lon2Par | *** |baldarab: Paris. Honoured. Thank you. Just over 30 000 for gaza. Please help us make it 35 000. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |GreggRobertson5: RT @baldarab: Paris. Honoured. Thank you. Just over *30 000 for kids in gaza. Please help us make it 35 000. #lon2par http:bit.ly/Tqn1l | *** |Rach_Preston: All in Paris safely and happily. Job done, and more importantly lots of money raised #lon2par | *** |spencerstweets: RT @baldarab: Paris. Honoured. Thank you. Just over 30 000 for gaza. Please help us make it 35 000. #lon2par http://bit.ly/Tqn1l Pls RT | *** |rayhebberd: thinks this lovely white will go well with snails & frogs legs. mmm nom nom. #lon2par | *** |MichelleFlynn: having dinner in an amazing local french restaurant. snails have been ordered. well done #Lon2Par team! | *** |ronniebarker: Congratulations @MichelleFlynn and all of #lon2par | *** |LewMilfy: congrats #lon2par hope you all had a wild ride! | *** |thebaldbengali: I fell asleep. #lon2par | *** |MarkTPeters: Congratulations to all on #lon2par, a great event for a great cause! http://hopeandplay.org | *** |rayhebberd: back in London after another great London to Paris, cheers Team 🙂 #lon2par | *** |Rach_Preston >: #lon2par pics are up – http://bit.ly/2peoh for anyone not on Facebook. You can continue to sponsor them here http://bit.ly/AHJMo | *** |Rach_Preston: Reviewing some #lon2par video footage of the start in London and traumatised at the image of Matt B I’ve just seen | *** |holytshirt: @annwitbrock thighs are sore and I really don’t like stairs, otherwise not too bad #lon2par | *** |MichelleFlynn: just boarded the eurostar. great cycle to paris. thanks to everyone who sponsored us to raise over £30k #Lon2Par | *** |MichelleFlynn: London 2 Paris 2009, the team take a rest 🙂 #lon2par http://twitpic.com/h3bhr | *** |MichelleFlynn: Here they are awake #lon2par, thanks to everyone who sponsored us http://twitpic.com/h3bqa | *** |MichelleFlynn: Loving the photos from the London 2 Paris bike ride, looking good @holyshirt!!! #lon2par | *** |holytshirt: @MichelleFlynn think the cycle tops on me need a eye damage warning #lon2par | *** |bikebot: RT @MichelleFlynn Loving the photos from the London 2 Paris bike ride, looking good @holyshirt!!! #lon2par| *** |[/spoiler][/accordion]